Vamman writes: If you've been following the drama surrounding the free release of Mechwarrior4, than you would be aware that the initial announcement, made last summer, was a bit premature. After nearly a year since the announcement came, MekTek Studios has announced, that Microsoft Legal has given clearance for the free release of Mechwarrior4. This interesting move by Microsoft Games couldn't come at a better time for this community, as the owners of Mechwarrior are attempting a reboot of Mechwarrior. A few weeks ago this studio stuck their necks out there and announced that they were struggling to see this release through to the end. Looks like some interesting pressure was applied from a variety of sources.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)